Ministry of Agriculture and Food
- Managing natural resources, particularly forests - and particularly in Europe, will be important for the development of the economy, employment, energy security and the environment, said Sylvi Listhaug, The Norwegian minister of Agriculture and Food in her presentation at a seminar hosted by the European Forest Institute (EFI) at the European Parliament.
The vault hold the seeds of many tens of thousands of varieties of essential food crops such as beans, wheat and rice. In total, the vault now holds seeds of more than 4000 plant species. These seed samples are duplicates of seed sample stores in national, regional and international gene banks.
The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) will be Norway’s largest interdisciplinary research institute in the agricultural and environmental sphere, and one of Norway’s largest research institutes. Alvhild Hedstein has been appointed Director General.
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